We're not sure how much good this is going to do.
Actor Michael Douglas also submitted a hand-written letter to Judge Richard Berman, which his father Kirk Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones have already done, in hopes that the judge will be lenient on his son Cameron Douglas.
Cameron is due to be sentenced today after pleading guilty to drug charges. Michael writes:
"I love my son, but I'm not blind to his actions. I don't want to see him break. He is an adult and responsible for his own actions. We do know, however, that genes, family and peer pressure are a strong influence on a substance abuser.
"I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father. I'm not sure I can comprehend it with two generations to deal with. Cameron grew up a single child in a bad marriage. Cameron found his family in the gang mentality.
"He's sober. I get to witness the wonderful young man he can be. He maintains his spirit, blames no one but himself and recognizes his criminal activity began with his heroin use."
We'll have to see what fate awaits Cameron today, but we don't think his family's excuses are going to gain him any sympathy from the judge when he has pleaded guilty to the crime.
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